UTS Library

Statistics: Multi-subject

In this guide:


  • Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Australian data on the economy, environment & energy, people, industry, and regional statistics.

  • ABS CData Census data

  • Basic Community Profiles from Census 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016

  • Data Australia Basic demographic and socio-economic data on Australia including business, communication, community, culture, education, emergencies, employment, environment, finance, geography, government, health, history, indigenous, industry, information communications-technology, law, measurement, news, planning, politics, procurement, property, recreation, safety, sciences, society, technology, tourism and transport.

ABS TableBuilder

Registration Centre

Online help and tutorials of using TableBuilder.

TableBuilder Pro is a charged product designed for advanced Census data
users.  It enables you to:

  • Access to nearly all variables available in the census data.
  • Create large and/or complex table.

UTS has an institutional licence.  If you require access, please register on the ABS website 


Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs) Microdata 

What is CURF Microdata?

Microdata consists of Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs).  They are files of responses to ABS surveys or censuses that have had specific identifying information about persons and organisations confidentialised. CURFs contain the most detailed statistical information available from the ABS, and are of most use to researchers and analysts who wish to run their own statistical queries on the data.

Information on published research is available from the ABS Microdata website.

CURF data is freely available to University of Technology, Sydney researchers under the ABS/Universities Australia Agreement.

Go to the ABS website to register, join to the University of Technology Sydney (organisation), they can then apply for ABS microdata products


What type of data is available?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics maintains a List of available and expected microdata

To access ABS microdata products:


  • CEIC Data provides time series data by sector and country to enable macroeconomic analysis, trend monitoring and economic forecasting. It allows users to create charts, or download data to Microsoft Excel for in-depth analysis.
  • GeoHive: Global Statistics Population statistics, Country data, Economic data
  • United Nations Statistics Division Demographic and Social Statistics – population; birth & death; migration; marriage & divorce; families & households; housing; time use; violence against women; health & disability; learning & education; economic activity; social security & welfare; income & poverty; and public order & safety.
  • UNICEF Country Statistics Health, education, child protection and HIV/AIDS
  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics Cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.
  • Eurostat The statistical office of the European Union. It provides the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.
  • World DataBank (Data) Agriculture & rural development; aid effectiveness; climate change, economic policy & external debt; education; energy & mining; environment; financial sector; gender; health; infrastructure; labour & social protection; poverty; private sector; public sector; science & technology; social development; and urban development.
  • UK National Statistics Online Agriculture & environment; business & energy; children, education & skills; crime & justice; economy; government; health & social care; labour market; people & places; population; travel & transport.
  • US: Data.gov (Data) General government; business & economics; defence and international relations; environment, energy, & agriculture; family, home, & community; geospatial data; health & nutrition; jobs & education; public safety & law; science & technology; travel, transportation, & recreation.
  • OECD iLibrary Country Reports & Tables. Coverage includes economics, development & social issues, transport and science & technology.
  • International Statistical Agencies A to Z listing of statistical agencies world-wide.
  • OFFSTATS - Official Statistics on the Web Database from the University of Auckland lists official statistics sites around the world arranged by country, region or subject.
  • Statista Media & advertising; Internet; technology & telecommunication; consumer goods & Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG); administration & social services; agriculture; chemicals & resources; construction metal; e-commerce & mail order trade; energy & utilities; finance, insurance & real estate; health & pharmaceuticals; international; life – personality & behaviour/relationships; retail & trade; services; society; sports & recreation; transport & logistics; and travel, tourism & hospitality.     

See also:

Research> Data Archive